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CSR Newsletter-SAP in the News

SAP is making waves with headlines across news outlets in North America and globally this quarter. This section is dedicated to highlighting relevant news for our partners to stay informed on how our company is continually growing and pushing the edge of innovation.

SAP harnesses the power of sports to inspire and transform the lives of underserved youth in Brazil through a partnership with Inter Campus! The initiative uses the international game of football as an educational tool to restore the right to play to needy children worldwide. As part of the partnership, SAP will provide a financial contribution to the Brazilian division of Inter Campus. Since 1997, Inter Campus has implemented a flexible and long-term social and cooperation program in 29 countries.  A dedicated task force of managers and coaches coordinate the ongoing activities at various centers around the world providing valuable educational and recreational projects for more than 10,000 children from impoverished communities. Click here for the full story!

SAP AG announced in the last week of June plans to increase the portion of electric vehicles in its company car fleet to 20 percent. By 2020, SAP aims to have one in five company cars run on electrically powered engines.  To mark the announcement, Peter Rasper, executive vice president and head of global finance infrastructure, and Daniel Schmid, chief sustainability officer, handed over the keys to the 10th electric company car owner at SAP. Fifty more electric cars are set to join the fleet by the end of the year. SAP also unveiled the 50th electric vehicle charging station to be installed at its Walldorf location, part of a global charging infrastructure the company is gradually extending. SAP is simultaneously developing a management solution that will connect electric cars and charging stations in order to match employees’ mobility requirements with the available electric vehicle charging capacity. Click here for the full story.

As part of SAP’s Emerging Entrepreneurs Initiative, Emprego Ligado was selected from more than 500 candidates to receive a package including software, exclusive mentorship and participation at SAP events such as SAPPHIRE and SAP Forum in Brazil. Emprego Ligado is a blue-collar employment site in São Paulo that connects unskilled workers to the jobs closest to their homes, saving people time and money that would be spent on tedious commutes in the most populous metropolitan area in the Americas. In this day and age when minimum wage in most countries does little to lift people out of poverty, technology can help turn the tide. Click here for the full story.

On May 21st, SAP AG revealed a cloud-based offering designed for students to incorporate the study of SAP solutions into university coursework. The student edition of SAP Learning Hub offers a comprehensive library of electronic content that universities can provide to students for self-study covering close to 150 SAP solutions. It also includes access to e-learning courses, handbooks and other training materials from the SAP Education organization tailored for students’ needs. Through the student edition of SAP Learning Hub, students can prepare for future employment on their chosen career path or prepare for SAP certification exams. Students can also access social learning rooms to collaborate with peers and interact with SAP subject-matter experts. Read the full story here.

SAP AG ended its dual chief executive officer structure, with Bill McDermott becoming sole CEO on May 21st, 2014.  Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe has joined the supervisory board after a shareholder vote. “As co-CEOs, we have a proven track record of making bold decisions that set SAP and our customers up for value and growth,” said Bill McDermott. “The proposed set-up, with Jim joining the Supervisory Board, builds on the strength of our partnership and personal friendship, and will make SAP an even stronger company as we accelerate the transformation of the industry. Our commitment to SAP, our global customers and our innovation agenda is stronger than ever.” Click here for the full press release.

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